I don’t mind dying.
With even this whole Covid-19 Pandemic spreading its diabolical tentacles around the globe, I am not afraid of dying. It’s a phase of life we all go through, right? Right.
But here’s the thing. I started realizing the magnitude of this Pandemic when my kids’ colleges started shutting down. When the condo I lived in had new cases of Covid-19. When businesses started closing down. When I couldn’t get food supplies from the stores because they shuttered earlier than usual. When there were no restaurants open for dinner we could go to.
I realized that if…
When I was younger, I was pretty much aimless and pursued everything I fancied with nary a thought about whether I would actually excel at it. Anything that looked or sounded fun, I was in. However, with that said, there were a few things that got my heart fluttering and body out of bed…which is hard.
I’m terrible at getting up from bed.
Examples would be badminton (or any other sport that I could enjoy with my friends), exciting books on romance (don’t laugh), sci-fi, and historical fiction, and music.
The thing with being young is that you’re always ready…
Experiencing menstrual problems is something that I’ve always been upfront about with my boys and yet, I have a feeling that they will never, in fact, NO MAN will ever, understand the true shame, (guilt, even — for having it or complaining about it for fear of being shunned or being labelled as whinny).
But it IS a problem all women go through and we suffer not only monthly pains, everything else related to starting and raising a family is placed solely on the shoulders of women. And we’re not permitted to complain about it.
With the current pandemic’s hands over our necks, for many businesses, big and small alike, there are no other options but to shutter the offices and start mobilizing employees with remote work arrangements.
For many, this could be the first time encountering this unexpected situation. It was never an option in the first place, especially for some traditionally-run and service-based businesses.
I’ve heard of employers installing spy cams and spyware into employee laptops to keep tabs on their workers’ working hours and to micro-manage their employees. I, personally, don’t think we have to go that far.
Trust, especially when you…
There is a difference between being kind and being nice. Hang in there for me. Hear me out. Kindness is Karma. Nice sucks.
I once knew a friend who did everything right in the eyes of society. She was an intelligent woman with a sharp mind, wit, and tongue. She doled out compliments easily and pointed out everything great about you. Only in knowing her a little better, you’ll find shadow judgments hidden behind those nice words. I was one of the lucky few she dispensed such information to.
I don’t give out compliments as easily but when I do…
This is the world of Covid-19 we’re living in and the reminders for us to social distance, wear masks, and wash our hands as frequently as we can has become ad nauseam.
Apart from the constant nagging concern about the impact disposal face masks have on the environment now that every human on this planet is required to wear one (and keep a good, healthy supply of them), another crusade seems to be launching off — cloth face masks.
Friends (and relatives) are now messaging me in groups on promoting the use of reusable cloth masks and other alternatives. …
“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six of them sharpening my axe.” — Abraham Lincoln
Obviously, Abraham Lincoln did not chop trees for a living but what he said sure makes perfect sense. The way I see It, chopping down the tree is the real deal. On the other hand, sharpening the axe is repetitive, boring, and absolutely mind-numbing.
Sharpening the ax, the real writing is what’s going to get you to where you’re going. It’s the equivalent of putting one foot in front of the other. …
I don’t understand why the United States is trying its darnest to stunt its own growth or cast such a dark shadow over its world reputation as one of the world’s biggest tech and economic leader. We all know China’s never changed its stance — which is putting one foot in front of the other and keep competing with the world, not just the United States.
The rest of the world sees this and we’re not likely to ditch China. That’s a very harsh reality Trump as the POTUS must see and understand.
Yes, we adore the United States and…
There are times when I sit around and, out of nowhere, my mind goes on a juggernaut with memories of things, people, decisions, and situations that I have always harbored deeply regrets. I suspect these will follow me to my grave.
It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I learned from someone really wise that I was not moving on because I was subconsciously holding myself back by not just regretting those memories but still blaming myself for them.
Moving on is not about casting caution to the wind. It’s not about being reckless nor is it about…
Walking out of your house is a risk. So’s bungee jumping. Risk is everywhere so, how do winners and successful people do it? How do they measure and manage risks?
As someone who’s been in the digital marketing, copywriting, and content marketing business for more than two decades, it sounds a little off when I say ‘I don’t take risks very well’. But it’s the truth. I don’t.
The only time I gambled is during Chinese New Year when I felt ‘obligated to’ as a gap-filler or mood-maker to join my family. …